Eintracht Frankfurt can take the game to visitors Benfica in their Europa League quarter-final second leg this evening, while in the NBA Golden State Warriors can take a series lead when they travel to Los Angeles Clippers.
Eintracht Frankfurt have a big task ahead of them if they are to reach the Europa League semi-finals ahead of the visit of Benfica this evening.
The Bundesliga club’s chances in the first leg took a heavy hit when they were reduced to 10 men after just 20 minutes with the game still 0-0.
Unsurprisingly, Benfica went on to secure a win but Frankfurt still aren’t out of this tie yet after a 4-2 loss in Lisbon thanks to their away goals.
The hosts need to win by at least two goals to reach the last four and they can give themselves a real chance by beating a one-goal handicap.
Frankfurt did see a nine-match unbeaten run at home ended by Augsburg at the weekend but they probably had an eye on this game.
The German club showed they can hurt Benfica – even with a numerical disadvantage in the first leg – and with home advantage they should come out firing as they look to overturn a two-goal deficit.
Defending champions Golden State somehow blew a 31-point, third-quarter lead in Game 2 of their series with the Clippers as they ended up losing. I’m expecting a Warriors reaction in LA tonight.
GSW, who won by 18 points at the Staples Center back in January, were guilty of taking their foot off the gas in Game 2, but they won’t make the same mistake again as that may well have been the postseason wake-up call they needed.
Golden State have been dealt a further blow as DeMarcus Cousins looks set to miss the playoffs after picking up a quadriceps injury in Game 2. However, they can respond to the double setback by beating a -8.5 handicap in the spread as they look to reclaim a series lead.